Because of Miss Bridgerton
by Julia Quinn

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Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected places . . .

This is not one of those times.

Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew.  Read more...

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More About Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected places . . .

This is not one of those times.

Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband . . . someday.

Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should . . .

Or not.

There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he s arrogant, annoying, and she s absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can t stand the sight of him, either.

But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor . . .

Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can t abide is the one person they can t live without . . ."

  • ISBN-13: 9780062388148
  • ISBN-10: 0062388142
  • Publisher: Avon Books
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds

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Books > Fiction > Romance - Historical - General

Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-03-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

Quinn (The Sum of All Kisses) skips back a generation in her best-selling Bridgerton family series, establishing the relationships and connections of the family during the late 18th century. Billie Bridgerton is a reckless tomboy who grew up playing with her neighbors Andrew and Edward Rokesby. She's dismayed to wind up trapped on a farmhouse roof with their disapproving older brother, George. Billie and George have never been friends, but they keep being thrown together in awkward situations, such as a house party to celebrate Andrew's leave from the navy. Soon they join up on purpose to locate Edward, who's missing from his regiment in the American colonies, and they realize that their time together has changed the nature of their relationship. George and Billie are clear preludes to their descendants, and their love hinges on both their self-discoveries and their interactions. The dangling threads of other characters may be frustrating for those looking for a standalone experience. Agent: Steve Axelrod, Axelrod Agency. (Mar.)

BookPage Reviews

Romance: Secrets of a cowboy

Mayhem finds its way to Montana in Hard Rain, part of B.J. Daniels’ Montana Hamiltons series. After finishing grad school, Harper Hamilton returns to the family ranch, where she runs into hunky neighbor Brody McTavish—and then they run straight into trouble. The pair, who have long harbored secret feelings for each other, find a mummified corpse. To make matters worse, the body is that of Brody’s missing cousin—a young woman who was said to be the lover of Harper’s married grandfather and had not been seen in decades. Everyone in the small Montana town assumes the newly awakened ill feelings between Harper and Brody’s families will mean the end of their relationship, but their attraction is too strong. Ignoring all obstacles, the two join together to solve the mystery, stirring up trouble for family and old acquaintances alike. Will love survive the threatening darkness? Several storylines and character viewpoints create an engrossing maze for readers who enjoy a slice of crime served with their Western romance.

Sparks between neighbors turn to fire in the Georgian romance Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. Billie Bridgerton ran wild in the countryside with the children of the neighboring Rokesby estate, though George, the eldest Rokesby and heir to an earldom, always looked upon her with disapproval. But what does she care about that stick-in-the-mud? However, they’ve grown into adults, and the things that used to rub her the wrong way about him now feel entirely different. George stoically bears the weight of his responsibilities, but he’s grown weary of life. Now, Billie is challenging him with her headstrong, reckless and oh-so-intriguing ways. They spat, they spar, they decide each is the worst possible person with whom to fall in love—but their hearts disagree. When trouble arrives, the two team up to weather the storm, and this pairing proves they have something worth pursuing and holding onto forever. Fast-paced banter and appealing characters make this love story a standout.

Emily March returns readers to her charming Eternity Springs series in Reunion Pass. Former sweethearts Lori Reese and Chase Timberlake find themselves once again in their Colorado hometown. Lori is a veterinarian, and adventurer Chase has come home to heal after a tragedy. Though the old chemistry between them has returned as well, Lori remains wary. Past experience is hard to forget. Not only did Chase give up on their young love, her father was absent during her growing-up years, too—cementing the message that men might not be worthy of trust. But as Chase weaves himself back into the fabric of the town, he finds his way deep into Lori’s heart. It’s up to him to convince her that he’s now ready to put down roots. Chase’s healing process and Lori’s cautious outlook are emotionally gripping and add poignancy to this small-town story of reunited lovers. March has written a warm and thoroughly satisfying read.


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